Update from School of Education Dean Diana Hess

March 20, 2020

In these unprecedented times, Dean Diana Hess offers reassurance and thanks everyone for their resilience, care, and commitment as we work together to navigate through this evolving and challenging situation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Talking to kids about COVID-19: UW-Madison’s Travis Wright offers tips

March 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has people fearful and confused. The situation is constantly evolving. Images of healthcare workers in protective gear and news about the number of people who are infected and who have died serve as constant reminders that things have changed for the foreseeable future. It’s stressful enough when you’re a grownup. It’s stressful enough when you’re a grownup. But for kids, it can be especially scary. What do we tell children in times of uncertainty? There are no easy answers, but Travis Wright offers some suggestions.

School of Education’s Herrera, Ledesma are 2020 Bouchet Graduate Honor Society inductees

March 18, 2020

School of Education Ph.D. candidates Nancy Herrera and Dominic J. Ledesma have been selected for the 2020 cohort of the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society’s UW–Madison Chapter. The Bouchet Society provides scholars with a network of peers who exemplify character, leadership, scholarship, service, and advocacy for those who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy. Induction into the society is both an individual honor and a welcome into this wider network of like-minded scholars.

Researchers to study career development needs of working learners at UW-Parkside

March 16, 2020

UW–Madison’s Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) recently started a research project to understand the career development needs of working learners at UW-Parkside. In a recent survey of 2017-18 UW-Parkside graduates, more than 40 percent of respondents reported working off campus for pay for more than 30 hours per week. This figure is reflective of growing numbers of students across the country who are simultaneously managing schoolwork and significant work commitments.

American Association for Blacks in Higher Education honors dissertation by alum Lee-Johnson

March 12, 2020

UW–Madison alumna Jamila Lee-Johnson received second place honors in the Dissertation of the Year Award competition from the American Association for Blacks in Higher Education. Lee-Johnson earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2019. Her dissertation is titled, “I am Becoming":  Understanding  the Experiences of Undergraduate Black women at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Elected Student Leadership Positions”

McQuillan’s dissertation receives honorable mention recognition from AERA’s Division A

March 9, 2020

The work of UW–Madison's Mollie McQuillan received honorable mention recognition in the 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award competition being administered by the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Division A. McQuillan is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The dissertation being recognized, which McQuillan completed en route to earning her Ph.D. from Northwestern University, is titled “Beyond Bathrooms: The Educational Policies, Practices, and Health of Gender-Expansive Students.”

UW-Madison’s Fields taking part in ‘Preparing to Care’ events

March 7, 2020

UW-Madison’s Beth Fields is helping lead sessions of an upcoming series of events titled, “Preparing to Care.” A preview of the series notes: “No one is ever prepared to become a caregiver for a loved one diagnosed with dementia. This series is designed to help you prepare and plan for the future.” These events are being held on Wednesdays, March 18, 25, and April 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

UW–Madison’s Pauline Ho receives 2020 Psychological Science Research Grant

March 6, 2020

Pauline Ho received the 2020 Psychological Science Research Grant from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). The Ph.D. student with the human development program within the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology aims to better understand how individual and contextual factors interact to chart the course of ethnic and racial identity development of African American students attending predominantly white institutions.

UW-Madison’s Gralnick honored by American Craft Council

March 3, 2020

UW-Madison’s Lisa Gralnick was recently recognized by the American Craft Council (ACC) as a 2020 College of Fellows Honoree. According to an ACC news release, Gralnick “is a contemporary American metalsmith, studio jeweler, and academic whose work challenges the monetary, cultural, and personal value of objects by transforming metals into objects of thought provoking visual beauty.” She has been a faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department since 2001.